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May 05, 2011

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Jane

Jerry, great post! I like seeing this side of you and your commitment to kids, teachers and education.

Diana Strinati Baur

wow. just effing wow. I don't even know how to begin to comment. God bless that woman. Oh. what a friggen mess. It's hard not to get disheartened.

Diane

Just ordered Diane Ravitch's book for my Kindle. It sounds like it would be a book I might be very interested in. I've thought a lot about all the standardized testing in the American schools and how it's really ruined education for students and teachers alike. Thanks for the heads up.

Paul H. Karrer

Jerry:
Thanks for publishing the letter I wrote to President Obama. I can't begin to tell you what happened because of it. I got to meet Diane when she gave a talk in Seaside Ca. People sent over $3500 to my class (we used it for science camp) CNN called me to do an Op-ed (didn't pan out - boooooo) I got to read the letter at a teachers' convention in LA to over 500 educators.
But the real issue is that children of poverty are hosed.
These are dark times indeed for public educators - alas...

thanks for posting it.

Paul Karrer -
Teacher
Castroville elementary School

JDeQ

Paul - i don't know how you do what you do but I'm glad that you're there to try and give those kids the chance they deserve! I hope that you have a restful summer to refuel for the new school year.

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